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Melody came recommended by my brother who raved about the professionalism and knowledge Melody possessed. On that alone my wife and I called and set an appointment to have Melody come and give us a fair market value for the home we where selling. She did exactly that, Melody understands the local market and uses her knowledge of the real estate markets trends to place the home's value squarely where it can sell. With the information given to me by her I did what improvements we needed to get done to make the home value where I needed it to be. We listened and followed her advise. The home sold to the third couple who looked at it with the bid being made in less then three weeks of going on the market. Melody also help us with the purchase of a new home and helped us pick colors and carpeting and such. With Melody's help we closed on both homes on the same day and had the rental truck less then a one day. Melody spent more time with my wife and I in the new home buying area then any other person would have deemed prudent. The commission that she earned was not nearly what she should have earned. Melody is an honest strait forward hard working professional in her field. You would do well to have melody on your team.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Myerstown, PA.
Melody Kiene is very professional and knowledgeable realtor. We highly recommend her, also she is very personable and gets to know her client and what their looking for. She works very hard to find what you want.
Showed home in 2014 in Bunker Hill, Swatara Township, PA 17046.
My husband and I were very satisfied with Melody Kiene. Her professionalism was on point. She provided us with very useful information. Her personality was wonderful. We would highly recommend Melody to anyone who seeks help from a Realtor.
Melody was there to help with whatever we needed. Showed us multiple homes on the market but we ended up finding a for sale by owner home. She stayed with us through the whole process. I feel she went above and beyond, contacting ppl, court house records, township supervisors etc...to make sure we could put up a garage before we signed an agreement. She 's a sweetheart and knows her stuff. I will be recommending her to anyone I know looking to buy or sell!
I selected Melody after my initial realtor was unable to sell my home, and because my previous realtor was not as responsive as I would have liked them to be.
Prior to my experience with Melody, I was quick to make a perhaps incorrect generalization that "all" realtors are lazy, and are out just to make a quick buck.
I was certainly wrong with that generalization after meeting Melody. She not only stuck with the grueling task of trying to sell my home in a down market, but went above the call of duty many times, often without being requested by me.
When I was confronted with an offer from a potential buyer which was far below my expectation, Melody proposed creative solutions/options which would get me to where I wanted to be (even after I told her I wanted to simply ignore the offer). She got me there, and with little effort by me. She did what she needed to do, all while not forcing me to accept something which was undesirable to me. Her persistence (done passively, not aggressively or even assertively) paid off for me. She kept me calm even when I was clearly annoyed with a ridiculous offer.
Melody demonstrates the epitomy of superb customer service. She works very hard, generally responding to e-mails and phone calls in less than an hour, even when e-mails are sent at off hours.
Melody certainly earns her commission income.
If Melody cannot sell your home, nobody can. Coming from me, that's a huge statement, as I can be quite demanding, especially with respect to my high expectations for customer service.